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Sunday Night Announcements




     Hello Wonderful Wendell Families,


     Happy Memorial Day weekend!  Here are the Sunday Night Announcements for the week of May 25th:



     New Stuff


     End of Year Collection Plan for Families 

     After many hours of careful planning and consideration, I am pleased to share our year-end plan for the collection of personal materials for all families here at WES.  My apologies in advance for the long narrative, but it's a lot of important information: 


     - On Wednesday, June 10th, we will hold a special drive-through recognition event for our 5th grade students and families.  Along with being celebrated, 5th graders will collect all personal items (including a certificate of completion and a yearbook, if one was ordered) without ever having to leave their car!  During the times for each 5th grade homeroom listed below, those families are invited to pull into the carpool loop... Staff will direct them from there.  All WES families are invited to gather at Thompson Field that afternoon to give our 5th graders a SOARing sendoff!

          - 1:15-2:00  Ms. Coca's homeroom

          - 2:00-2:45  Ms. Tillery's homeroom

          - 2:45-3:30  Ms. Young's homeroom

     Only 5th graders will be given their personal items on June 10th... Younger siblings will have to return to campus the next day (see more below).  5th grade families, please contact your child's homeroom teacher with any questions/concerns.  


     - We have scheduled Thursday, June 11th as the day for our Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade families to collect their personal items.  Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade families are invited to pull into the front carpool loop; 3rd and 4th grade families will use the bus loop in back.  Just as described for our 5th grade event, K-4 families will collect all personal items (including yearbooks, if applicable) without ever having to leave their car!  The time windows for June 11th are listed below:

          - 8:30-11:00

          - 1:00-3:30

     We'll take a break from 11:00-1:00 on June 11th so that we won't interfere with food distribution.  K-4 families, please contact your child's homeroom teacher with any questions/concerns. 


     If you still need to collect any medicine for your child(ren), you can also do that on your designated pickup day.  Please park in the lot in front of the gym/auditorium, walk up to the front door and ring the bell.  Office staff will assist you with entry to the building and complete the medicine sign-out procedures.  Only families who are collecting student medicine will be granted access to the building on June 10th and June 11th.


    Unable to attend your child(ren)'s drive-through event(s)?  Missing something that your child thinks is still in his/her classroom?  You are welcome to stop by the school anytime this summer between 9:00 and 3:00, Monday through Friday... Beginning on Tuesday, June 16th. 


     Report Cards

     Per WCPSS guidelines, end of year report cards will be emailed to families on Friday, June 5th.  Please contact your child's teacher to ensure that they have your current email address.  



     Friendly Reminders


     No School or Food Distribution on Monday

     There will be no school for staff or students on Monday, May 25th in observance of Memorial Day.  Remote learning will resume on Tuesday, May 26th.  Also due to the Memorial Day holiday, food will not be distributed at WES on May 25th.


     2020-2021 PTA

     We still need volunteers who are interested in serving on our WES PTA Board for next school year.  Our school is so special and our PTA helps our school, students and teachers so much!  The PTA Board meets once a month on Mondays and puts on many events throughout the school year.  Please fill out this Google form and select all of your areas of interest... Thank you!


     WCPSS Grading Guidelines for 2019-2020

     WCPSS has developed grading guidelines that align with NC State Board of Education revised grading policy.  These guidelines are designed to provide clarity and understanding for students and families around how grades will be determined for the second half of the 2019-20 school year. They address grades, feedback and promotion decisions. We also have provided summaries of these guidelines with key dates, timelines and checklists.  Please click on the links below for further information:


     Technical Support for Remote Learning

     If you need technical support regarding Chromebooks, WCPSS-provided hotspots or any other aspect of remote learning, please contact the help desk using this form (


     UNC-TV/NCDPI Partnership

     As one of our strategies to address the challenge of student access to remote learning opportunities, we are leveraging a partnership between UNC-TV and the Department of Public Instruction At-Home Learning Initiative.  Please learn more about how you can access the benefits of education television by clicking on this link for K-3 students and/or this one for 4th and 5th graders.


     WCPSS Updates     

     Please continue to use for district-level updates regarding COVID-19 and its impact on WCPSS.  The link to Wake County's remote learning website is also included on this page.



     Thank you for your flexibility, patience and grace during this unprecedented time... Please know that our first priority continues to be the academic and emotional well-being of each of our 519 students here at WES.

     I hope that you and your family are well and in good spirits.  Although I will continue to defer to WCPSS in terms of messaging, as WES-specific news becomes available, I will share with you directly.  Please email ( or call/text (919.374.0503) me as needed.





     Jack Zellmer

     Principal, Wendell Creative Arts and Science Magnet Elementary School